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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Russian Spy Plane Still Operational

The Soviet-made M-55 Geophysica reconnaissance plane has often been compared to the infamous US Lockheed U-2 spy aircraft in terms of technical characteristics; it has undergone several makeovers and may soon be replaced with a drone, the Russian media reported.

Although some experts have been quick to draw parallels between the Soviet-made M-55 Geophysica reconnaissance plane and the US Lockheed U-2 spy plane in terms of technical characteristics, others believe that it is irrelevant to compare the two aircraft.

The M-55, codenamed "Mystic" by NATO, is a single-seat high altitude geophysical research aircraft which was developed by the Myasishchev Design Bureau in the Soviet Union.

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